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I will arrest HH next week after I win-President Lungu

Headlines I will arrest HH next week after I win-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has threatened to arrest UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema after winning next week’s general polls for privatizing the mines. President Lungu said

Addressing the Mines Unions in Kitwe today, President Lungu said Mr, Hichilema has an insatiable appetite to sell the country to foreigners and that tine has come for Mr Hichilema to pay for benefiting the privatization exercise before adding that he will not allow the sell of mines to happen as long as he remains Head of State.

President Lungu disclosed that he has received information that some opposition political parties have asked for money from foreigners who they have promised to give the management of mines if voted for on August 12, 2021.

President Lungu wondered why some leaders who were involved in the privatizations of the mines would still want to sell the mines back to foreigners. President Lungu has since promised to punish people involved in the sale of mines after he wins next week’s elections.

The President mentioned United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema has having asked for 300 thousand dollars in exchange for the mines if he wins the general elections.

“All those who sold the mines will be punished and I will deal with that matters slowly,” said President Lungu.

“ I am here to tell you that umulandu taubola, when I come back next week, I will prosecute HH for selling the mines,” Mr Lungu said.

He continued, “ Ulya umuntu aliba incorrigible, alilufyanya ichalo but he continues to do the same thing. I will send him to jail after 2021.”

He added that he has information that Mr. Hichilema has been soliciting favors from Vedanta Resources promising to give them back the mines if he wins the elections.

“He has been going to Vedanta and telling them that the US$ 100,000 he has received to help them get back the mines is not enough, he now wants Vedanta to give him US$300,000 and he will surrender the mines to them if he wins,” President Lungu claimed.

President Lungu said the Vedanta chapter in Zambia is fully closed.

President Lungu also refuted claims that Mr Hichilema is responsible for strengthening the kwacha against the dollar.

“Mr Hichilema is always contradicting himself with political statements he makes to the public which renders him untrustworthy,” the President said

And President Lungu has warned all foreign electoral observers not to interfere with the country’s electoral process.

“I will not be intimidated by western countries who are trying to intimidate me. Zambian people will decide who gets into State House. All those monitors are here to monitor and not to interfere. Campaigning and the electoral process is for Zambians and allow them to choose their leaders

And speaking earlier, Mine Union Workers of Zambia and National Union of Miners and Allied Workers presidents have pledged support to President Lungu by voting him into office next week.

Mr. Chewe said the developments at Konkola Copper Mines and Mopani have given hope to the miners while others are happy to have received their full terminal benefits.

Both Union leaders, James Chansa and Joseph Chewe thanked the President for ensuring miners are paid their benefits by the mine.

“We are confirming that we have received the money that you promised us,” said Mr. Chewe.

“You have really helped us and we are going to give u support because our jobs have been guaranteed,” said Mr Chewe.

Government has paid out K12 million to mine workers at Mopani Copper mine as their terminal benefits.

This was after President Lungu met the mine workers union leaders in Kitwe where the miners asked to be paid their dues after Glencore placed the mine under care and maintenance.

110 COMMENTS

  1. WOAH….THE LAST AIM AT HH…….
    NO WONDER NAWAKWI WAS LOUD, SHE KNEW SHE HAD THE BACKING OF ECL. Unfair game…..This is heavy unloading

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  2. This convict has the audacity to say HH has asked $300,000. What a load of trash. HH is a billionaire, the amount quoted is mere change for him.

    These are the last throw of kicks from a dying horse. Lungu will end up in jail.

    The fool does not understand that these western powers sanctions will come to haunt him ask your neighbour Zimbabwe

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  3. Lungu’s true colors are coming out in moments of sheer panic. He is the greatest conman Zambia has ever produced. At sight he gives the impression he is a peace loving person. Walking with his head down and hands in the tradition gesture of humility. The man has a dark heart. Yes, it will be interesting to see him arrest HH. If he doesn’t then know you have been conned. If he loses, HH must arrest him for selling the mines to the Chinese, corruption, and the deaths he has caused under his lame duck leadership. And of course for Mukulagate.

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  4. Yes HH needs to be brought to justice he’s trying to auction Zambia….we are going to deal with him after elections

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  5. He is saying I will rig the elections then arrest HH for for something unrelated so as to confuse everyone. In his mind he things that will be a clever way of avoiding prison himself. So in shot he wanst to set the cantree on faya. This time you wont make it.

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  6. Right…first of all are you now the judge and jury? Secondly if HH is guilty why wave you waited this long and thirdly should HH also arrest you for gassing incident police brutality and rigging the 2016 elections?

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  7. Very sad, you have been in power for 10 years and you still do not understand who privatised ZCCM?! No wonder the country has sunk so low! You are not even on message, KCM is dying and you worry about arresting an innocent person!

    Zambia?

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  8. Seer1 was right…he will bring confusion and they will not know what they are saying.this is the mark of grey matter becoming smooth. my advice to the humble god fearing..etc etc etc… we will see u retirement. We will remember chimutengo forest

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  9. Mr President we know HH is incorrigible but don’t waste your time on him clean him up on 12th August and move on you have so much on your plates and reach out to anyone who is aggrieved by the polarization we have endured over years as a nation. We need to move on as one United front we have gone through too much acrimony its not healthy for the nation.

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  10. So says the worst theiving president Zambia has ever seen, Chi colour stole from a widow… U bankrupted a country useless as they come

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  11. REALLY ?? I WOULD SAY BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY
    I SEE THIS BACK FIRERING ON YOU Mr. Lungu
    First privatisation of land now The mines after 25 years
    This is crazy but carry peoples minds wont change at this stage

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  12. Arresting HH for privatizing the mines??….President Chiluba was the overall boss in the nation at that time and so he had the final say on everything. HH is certainly not the one to blame. It can be a very interesting prosecution . Wonders never cease!!

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  13. Such talk is used to dupe the ignorant…how can you be annoyed about some that happened then when worse is happening right under your nose

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  14. I think people have heard this line of pronouncement before and unsurpringly no tangible evidence has come forth. In my view its all talk

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  15. Is this the message from the head of state sure in the last minutes of a heated campaign? Yabija makani. I just hope that next week we will be as united as always in the spirit of one Zambia one Nation One People regardless of the outcome. It is the multi-party democracy we cried and fought for. I just don’t understand why some people who have benefitted from the democracy we cherish want to create chaos. Let’s all be above partisan politics and do the right thing on Thur 12 Aug and beyond.

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  16. This news story is probably fake? If it is based on what Edgar Lungu actually stated, then we have a dictator who does not have respect for the Constitution and State institutions like the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The truth is that the privatisation of State-owned assets was ushered into play through the Privasation Act enacted by the MMD administration. HH was just a mere cog in the process. And if there is anything fish that he was engaged in, the ACC should have been alerted in order for the institution to investigate the allegation. I haven’t heard anyone mention the names of government officials and prominent citizens who were involved at the highest levels of the process. Abash dictatorship! Abash citizen victimization! Abash true perpetrators of corruption! Abash…

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  17. Every vote counts. I was there and saw how elated the miners were and after the polls we will know who has sold himself well. A politician must say what resonates with the electorate.

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  18. EVEN IIN 2016 YOU SAID “HAKAINDE HICHILEMA NGA TAKASUMINE ATI NA LUSA AMAVOTI NKAMUKAKA”. NOW YOU ARE SAYING YOU WILL ARREST HIM NEXT WEEK? HE SHOULD ALSO ARREST YOU IF YOU LOSE NEXT WEEK!!

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  19. ECL is just bright and merciful. He even allows him to contest for presidecy, who does that?. Only umuntu TULEBWEKESHAPO. Aletola nobwapona. Let him give them his ranch in gwembe.

  20. Are these not the same people who have been saying us as PF we will insist on issue based campaigns. so is attacking an individual issue based. Very un presidential to say the least

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  21. Good ,

    If there is a c hange of GRZ , no mercy y for theives , especially you lungu.

    First order of business is to explain how you earned $2.3 million after 18 Months in office, your travel allowances from your globe trotting won’t cover it

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  22. Mr President you had all these years to arrest
    HH but you say you want to arrest him now.
    All former presidents should have arrested
    Him also.Is it pressure ?

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  23. Lungu declares 12 & 13th public holidays Really ?
    a stufffed economy he should cancell all holidays especially the irrelevant ones at least
    is this a plan ?? as you know idle minds ??

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  24. Please let HH campaign also, he only has 3 questions, that is if what PF promised has been fulfilled.
    Do people have more money in their pockets? Answer is NO
    Are there more jobs? Answer is NO
    Are there lower taxes? Answer is NO
    Please allow HH to campaign freely in each town to ask these three pertinent questions

  25. This moderation and removal of blogger thinking is very discouraging to bloggers, bloggers contributions are not even inflammatory but are being removed and not even moderated. Close the site then

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  26. PF please advise your Presidential candidate to stick to issue based campaigns. What is he going to do differently to restore the economy and good governance. Why is HH his main message

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  27. Arresting is not part of your duties bwana, read the law properly. It is not the duty of a President to arrest any citizen. You don’t even have such powers in the first place, suddenly you have realized that HH has committed some imaginary offence

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  28. 15 Presidential candidates and HH is only one on their lips, with one misguided PF individual even embarrassing us that in some foreign country the Head of state there was going to shoot HH, very sad

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  29. Mr. Lungu You just stoking the fire so if you down or there is trouble
    you will call a state of emergency hoping it will keep you in office longer
    stop this rhetoric as you will regret it !!

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  30. Madam Edith Nawakwi called Chiluba a thief and she opened up the pandora box on which Levi Mwanawasa based his prosecution of FTJ and we all know what happened there after.Bo Nawakwi has called HH a criminal and a crook who should not walk the streets of zambia freely,she has started the ball rolling.Is she going to fail ! Let’s wait and see.Uwafitala akaimwena says hh.

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  31. He knows there is no case. Why not just campaign honestly based on facts? How are you going to address the debts you have failed to service? Tu safali suit!

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  32. This is either cheap politics or someone has taken spoken words out of context. We will give the author of the article the benefit of the doubt. If indeed HH will be arrested then why didn’t the president come forward for the 3 bed room challenge HH made for anyone who can successfully prove that he sold the mines? I would urge the president to move on from this and negotiate ways to increase equity in the mines or work on a part partnership with the current owners. If they refuse raise the taxes chapwa. In the spirit of togetherness please reconcile with your mate because you two need each other.

  33. Just campaign based on issues. have we run out of ideas as usual? . This man is old enough to know that its MMD who privatised the mines and not HH. Have your facts right boss. And why such threats it does not make sense to me. Ask madam Dora how it was. And Nawak -i she is the one whose signature is appearing on those deal papers.

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  34. He is just saying that once he wins he will turn Zambia into a totalitarian state and Hakienda will be arrested with or without any evidence….meanwhile the likes of Nawakwi and BUFFOON CK will continue breaking the law with their mouths

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  35. He did not even talk about the PF violence on the Shiwang’andu socialist parliamentary candidate which was on radio phoenix news today and confirmed by Socialist party SG, We hope ECZ will be swift to ban PF campaigns in Shiwang’andu

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  36. Insane and thus desperate. Power is in his head to the hilt and he is now spouting further non.sense. I wish all those people there could see him for who he is. Being paid benefits just before the elections and after waiting for so long should clearly show to any sane person that this is all electioneering. Another five years of this (if he rigs) would be catastrophic. Kick this man and his cronies out!

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  37. At least HH sold a company if He didn’t but he didn’t because he was just an advisor – looser. But Lungu sold the nation to China. If HH comes to power Zambia will investigate you and your friends.

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  38. 1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. 6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
    Proverbs 23:1?, ?5?-?7 KJV

  39. ECL is behaving like a mobster.
    That power he is trying to hold on to will just vanish before his eyes.
    He believes Zambians will just keep quiet and watch as he rigs elections.
    Just watch as the Zambian people reclaim their power.

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  40. H²’s insatiable appetite for money and an attempt to bring his foreign friends and give them our mines is unacceptable. It is wicked. It is evil. It is selfish. It is gluttonous. It is bumundwe mundwe bupompwe.
    The altitude is backward and has potential to erode the country’s peace. The allegation that the chap is asking for 300 thousand dollars in exchange for the mines if he wins the general elections if true is not only disheartening but heartless.

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  41. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee

    So he doesn’t know that Chiluba and his MMD government sold the mines and stole the money? People actually believe this dude? What a shame those sold out mines unions!
    Speaking of selling the country, didn’t he already sell the country to the Chinese?
    And how come in Zambia we don’t have debates on live TV of aspiring candidates?

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  42. This kind of speech is for people with nothing to offer to the electorates. I wonder he thought through before uttering such or it was because of people.
    Anyway… zambian we have a mandate to do the right next Friday… others leadership quality there is no!

  43. Instead of pulling out Zambia from being the 5 th hungriest country in the world, he’s talking about HH.

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  44. Was that issue where the lawyer chewed a widows money properly handled and closed by LAZ, might be need to revisit it as well

  45. All the while that PF has been in the seat of power and running government who has been the owners of the mines and running them? Is it Zambians?

  46. This Lungu guy is a real let down. People want to hear the plan for economic recovery, how does the arrest of HH benefit the Zambians

  47. I said it before, that Inspector general of Police Edgar fallen Lungs wants to plant marijuana the opponents vehicle HH and prosecute him for being possession of high grade dagga , this is how December officials implicate pipo by plant exhibit against their targeted prime suspect, if the fail to squeeze you ,the come up with advanced lies.

  48. Bye bye Hikainde Hachilema.
    Your true colors just got exposed.
    The way I know ECL, I sense you are going down.
    Moreso, what next after your loss in 4days time?
    Will you continue to masquerad as an opposition leader or are you going to just disappear in thin air? With the president’s statement, did he actually say arrest? I demand your response. Eagle One doesn’t just allege. He uses intelligence and when he says something, it is surely that which is actually happening.
    See why most Zambians don’t trust you bwana Hachilema.
    Did you or did you not just corruptly solicit for US$300, 000.00? Who does that?

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  49. Really? Uyu umuntu hh would take us backwards. Better fye he loses on August 12.
    Kwaliba?
    Me and my gals nipali EL fye mwandini.

    This is disturbing.

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  50. Oweee! This pompwe munshibila nsala (kleptomaniac). Stealing in broad daylight even when he is not in power sure?
    What if by mistake he made it to state house? Kuti atuposha uyu mwe. Akatu lingausha plainly.
    Tight with my voter’s card. Alanwenako.

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  51. Know You Candidate.

    This is a red line folks. This hypocrisy is appalling. He is a businessman. What is soliciting for is unacceptable. It’s like a stub in Zambians’ hearts.
    Every Zambian should search their souls. We may not need this man in State House. The bembas say icikwanka bacimwena kumampalanya.
    To cry over spilt milk later is sick, Zambians know you candidates. Indeed, his heart is cold. He rides over the poors’ hearts. Some candidates can surely be chilling heartless.
    He is not fit to go to state house. These are timely revelations. People what you hear is what you get with this bengwa boy.
    Vote wisely.

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  52. This is a shame a President speaking like this, he doesn’t care for this country what will HH supporters do next week if he is arrested. Is this the reason he brought out the army on the streets coz he had already made plans to arrest and cause riots.
    This man is power hungry.

  53. 300 thousand dollars in exchange for the mines. Please ? ba President don’t tell lies to set our country on fire. PF billboards worth millions were paid by well wishers what did you promise them in exchange.
    Is this the leadership we expect

  54. Elections come and go. It would have beeb nice for the President to close the Election Campaign Period by wishing Zambians a Peaceful Election and say may the best Candidates win. He should have urged Zambians to unite and maintain our “One Zambia One Nation ” moto. What a missed opportunity.

  55. The way the president is speaking is not the matter here. It’s the message he’s trying to put across. The president doesn’t speak from without, he is extremely well informed with the whole intelligence system reporting to him. Even foreign intelligence partners provide bona fide information. So when he issues such a statement that Vedanta are funding opposition leader hh and making unsavory agreements, he is not just waffling-he knows what is happening. Vedanta in particular are not welcome back in Zambia, so why is hh promising them the mine they lost for breaching contracts in exchange for funds?? The president has every right to be angry.

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    • With the whole intelligence system which is failing to tell us who the gassers are up to this time, Presidents make a lot of mistakes, with our own President being prone to mistake after mistake. He is going

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  56. What ever this President says does not resonate with our hunger for food. Talking about privatization this time, completely out of tune

  57. @Jim-if I recall very well, a group of criminals were arrested for gassing and are in court?? When did the intelligence system fail us, you can maybe elaborate incidences of their failures?? Which mistakes did our president make or are they the fake allegations you have thrown at him using the useless upnd propaganda??

  58. Zambian Citizen- You say the President doesnt speak from without ….then who did he blame for the shooting of Nsama Nsama and that opposition member in the head? who did he blame for the gassing debacle? Who has he blame for the FIC Reports? Who did he blame for the Market fires? I can go on and on ….how many people have been arrested and successfully prosecuted for the above crimes? Zeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrooooooooooooooooo

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  59. AW BA ECL NABALUBANA! HH IS NOT THE ONE WHO CAME UP WITH DECISION Of PRIVATIZATION. IT WAS THE DECISION OF GOVERNMENT WITH SUPPORT Of INTERNATIONAL COOPERATING PARTNERS. HH AND OTHERS WERE JUST HIRED TO DO THE WORK ACCORDING To ITS DESCRIPTION ON BEHALF OF The GOVERNMENT. AND ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL RATINGS THE PRIVATIZATION WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT IN ZAMBIA BY HH AND OTHERS WAS THE BEST IN AFRICA . ALA IFINTU FILAPIBUKA, YOU YOURSELF MAY BE ARRESTED INSTEAD AFTER 12TH AUGUST. IN MWINILUNGA ECL BLAMED AN INNOCENT MP MUCHIMA FOR STALLED GOVERNMENT PROJECTS UNDER WORKS AND SUPPLY. THE PRESIDENT PRETENDED NOT KNOWING THE CONCEPT OF DIVISION OF LABOUR. AND IT TS CLEAR THAT MINE WORKERS LEADERS HAVE TASTED THE BROWN BUTTER FROM THE STATE HOUSE

  60. Hh at one time said if any one has evidence,let him/her come forth and he will build that person a three bedrooms house.Nawakwi has come up with evidence and she is very much ready to defend what she is been saying.Why is it that upnd sympathisers are so agitated when Nawakwi speaks, let hh defend himself not you bloggers.

  61. We have always known HH to be an unscrupulous salesman who wants to become president so he can make more money from selling Zambian assets. Insiders from within UPND have also made known HH’s intentions of selling the many schools built by the PF government to private individuals as he believes GRZ will not have the resources to run them. It is therefore not surprising that President Lungu is saying what he is saying. HH has no heart for Zambians as is evidenced by the failure of Saturnia of which he is a major shareholder to pay former BP employees the monthly pension contributions they made to it. HH and his ilk have always shifted goal posts each time the affected former employees have gone to court. Two (2) of my cousins are former employees of BP and have been affected by this. HH,…

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  62. (of a person or their behaviour) not able to be changed or reformed.
    “he’s an incorrigible liar”

    I would encourage one takes a mirror and do some serious reflection and if you can repeat that statement then let’s us the people make up our own minds, not that this would bother one who is Incorrigible.

  63. LUNGU IS LYING AND THIS IS EVIDENCE FOR PETITION IN ANY CIVILIZED COURT OF LAW IN THE WORLD.
    The same person who says that he does not interfere with the law and lets the police do their job is now saying , ‘I WILL ARREST HH.’ Now we know who changed a traffic offence to treason. Now we know who wanted to to murder his opponent by using his corrupt judges whom he pays. Now Zambians should know that beg=hind that humble façade lies the devil himself.

  64. Lungu should explain what led to his practicing license being withdrawn-he knows when. Why wasn’t it restored before PF came into power?

  65. This is one reason I have always doubted the capabilities and intelligence of president Lungu. He can utter such useless words and those ignorant about the issue will be praising him. He is not an ordinary person and must exercise caution with his utterances. Yes some people know it is only politicking but such accusation are extremely dangerous and lacks foresight. Mr Lungu should be explaining to the Nation how he intends to pay the huge loans acquired and how he and his friends are suddenly rich men. This privatisation is a non starter, this only proves what the majority are saying that the President has no direction and vision.

  66. YOU’VE HAD 10 YEARS TO PROVE YOUR STATEMENT TO DATE YOU CANNOT AND WILL NEVER BECAUSE THIS IS A LIE CREATED BY PF TO STAY IN POWER !

  67. Those comments don’t get ECL more votes. People will vote for HH enmasse and win the Election. How will ECL arrest President HH when he is out of Power? ECL should be careful what he wishes for. Zambians have resolved to vote for a change of Govt on August 12 and ECL cannot stop the Will of the People. The writing is on the wall.

  68. Really? Of all the points you can talk of malume..eish. You seriously are clutching at the short straws apa pena. Be serious ECL stop demonstrating your ineptitude soo publicly you are now making CK look cool.
    If I am to follow your line of politicking ninshi naiwe lulya ulipiya waibile muka fwilwa twala ubusha te?
    Talk about about something else..its only a few days to casting votes.

  69. @ 52 bushe mungulefye weka uyu…ine namo nokufulungana limbi nechimpwena pamulu. A whole President ukulanda amafifye yeka yeka. Awe limbi malume taleumfwa bwino aye atusheko ku Chawama.
    ECL are you ok, is your temperature on high side? Relax fisanga abantu kosa ulimwaume. Ask RB.

  70. Nalulya mwaibila ba muka fwilwa tuka lubusha. Naimwe bakamikake. Chachine uyu nomba mungulu nokufulugana. Indeed insanity does not knock

  71. So far from PF campaigns I’ve not really heard anything about the strategies on monetary policy and progressive ideas for the financial sector and markets. All I’m seeing and hearing is about more and more expenditures to the country! Mwebena Zambia please choose wisely.

  72. Whose government bought a fire truck costing One Million Dollars?
    Whose government sold Mukula Logs and were seized in Singapore without documents?
    Whose government had it’s officials implicated in Gassing Zambians?
    Whose government had bought Expired drugs at 17 million dollars and Fired it’s Minister in the MOH?
    The next government should establish a Truth Commision to prosecute some of these offenses.

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